|Question: How many Puranas are there and what is their importance in Indian History?|
Ans: Puranas: Totally there are 18 Puranas. Puranas gives us details of geneology. Though historians blindly rely on the information given in Puranas, most of the times, they were useful atleast to get an idea about the period, limited chronological information and mainly geneology.
- Brahmanda Purana 2. Padma Purana 3. Vishnu Purana 4. Shiva Purana
- Bhagavatha Purana 6. Linga Purana 7. Varaha Purana 8. Naaradeeya Purana 9. Markandeya Purana 10. Agni Purana 11. Bhavishya Purana 12. Brahmavaivartha Purana 13. Skanda Purana 14. Vaamana Purana 15. Koorma Purana 16. Matsya Puraana 17. Garuda Purana 18. Brahmanda Purana